Gifts That Heal

Gifts That Heal

(NAPS)-You can show a woman you care by giving a gift that heals. Here's how:
The Problem
Most women in the undeveloped world give birth at home without trained medical help. In many cases, this results in an obstetric fistula, an injury that renders her incontinent. Left untreated, a woman faces a life of isolation. Her husband often leaves and community shuns her. This disabling injury affects more than half a million women. It can only be treated through surgery.
A Solution
"It is the poorest women in the poorest places who suffer most," said Kate Grant, CEO of The Fistula Foundation. "We are in business to change this heartbreaking reality, by funding surgeries that can completely transform a woman's life for as little as $450," she added.
How You Can Help
To honor someone with a gift that helps these women, you can:
* Make a tax-deductible donation to The Fistula Foundation in their honor.
* Send a necklace, scarf or card from the Foundation's Dignity Gift catalog.
Learn More
Find out how at (866) 756-3700 and www.fistulafoundation.org.
photo credit: Dr. Tareq Salahuddin